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Twitter ends support for its Mac application

After several years of less than ideal support, Twitter is pulling the plug on its Mac client. The company has announced that support for the application will end in 30 days. The post Twitter ends support for its Mac application appeared first on Digital Trends. Eric Brackett https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/twitter-kills-mac-client/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health…

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Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down work on its Mac desktop app, to the dismay of, err, no one. Users have 30 days, starting on Feb. 16, before the app will no longer be supported, Twitter said. SEE ALSO: How I cleaned up my embarrassing Twitter history “We’re focusing our efforts…

Facebook and Twitter Are Ill-Equipped to Stop Repeat of 2016 Meddling

Internet companies have a long way to go before they’re capable of stopping any foreign meddling in future U.S. elections. Changes rolled out so far by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other technology companies wouldn’t prevent the tactics revealed Friday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian operatives — let alone any new…

8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads appeared first…

Twitter is killing its Twitter for Mac desktop client

 On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead. The company declared that it will refocus its efforts on “a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms” rather than continuing development for Twitter for Mac, a message that doesn’t sound great for TweetDeck lovers. The Twitter…

That Viral Video of a Convenience Store Robbery Is Worse Than Fake

An extremely compelling video has racked up over 2 million views on Twitter in less than 24 hours. It appears to show security footage of two young skateboarders stealing chips from a convenience store when a dude with a shotgun enters and attempts to rob the place. And then the skateboarders totally stop him and…

Russian trolls and bots take to Twitter following Florida school shooting

Tragedy struck in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, and Russian bots weren’t far behind. As people took to Twitter in search of any scrap of information to emerge out of the school shooting that left 17 dead, they were likely confronted with what has become a troubling online reality: trolls and bots swarming a conversation for…

Google has just made it harder for you to steal photos from Google Images

Google’s just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright. Announced on Thursday on Twitter, the company has removed the “view image” button from image search, which will make it trickier to save copyrighted images directly. SEE ALSO: Google’s fast-loading AMP pages are coming…

As Facebook downplays news, Twitter gives breaking videos a prominent spot

Twitter is working with local news outlets to place breaking news footage in a prominent live video sidebar. The change is designed to push reputable news source while linking to the related conversation on Twitter. The post As Facebook downplays news, Twitter gives breaking videos a prominent spot appeared first on Digital Trends. Hillary Grigonis…

Twitter will live stream local broadcasts during breaking news events

Twitter is often at its best during breaking news events when it becomes the quickest place to find updates on what’s happening. Now, the service is leaning into that further, by partnering with local news stations to stream their broadcasts during major breaking stories. The new partnerships, spotted and confirmed by BuzzFeed News, were on…

EU: Facebook and Twitter must do more to protect users

New changes made by Facebook and Twitter to their terms of service still don’t conform to the EU’s demands to protect consumers, the European Commission said. Specifically, the social networks haven’t properly told users why content is removed and th… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/facebook-twitter-eu-user-protection/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Twitter will broadcast local TV news to avoid misinformation

In an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, Twitter will begin broadcasting local TV news alongside the timeline when tragedy strikes. The microblogging service tested the feature yesterday, streaming news coverage of the school shooting at Ma… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/twitter-breaking-news-coverage-timeline/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Here are the 200,000 Russian troll tweets deleted by Twitter

NBC news has compiled a database of 200,000 tweets that Twitter identified as “malicious activity” from Russian trolls in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of inflammatory tweets, from fictitious tales of Democrats practicing witchcraft to hardline posts…